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Start your New Year on the right foot

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Why not add some fun to your list of New Year’s resolutions and sign up for a class with Northern Ballet?

Getting ready for class. Photo Martin Bell.

Whatever your age or ability you can develop your passion for dance in our new state-of-the-art facilities in central Leeds.

We offer classes in ballet, contemporary and jazz at all levels, as well as a range of movement classes for children and tiny tots.

Northern Ballet rings in the New Year in China

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Northern Ballet returns to China this January with two of the Company’s best-loved productions: Madame Butterfly and Romeo & Juliet . The Company will perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing from 1 to 5 January 2011.

David Nixon's Madame Butterfly

Northern Ballet Open Day

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Academy students in Studio 1


Martha Leebolt nominated for top dance award

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Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Martha Leebolt has been nominated for an award in the Outstanding Female Performance category by the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2010.  


Gok Wan's in the building!

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We're very excited today as Gok Wan is in the building filming for his upcoming series of Gok's Fashion Fix. We managed to sneak in and get some snaps of the set being put together, and we'll be back later so check back to see Gok in action!


The Nutcracker Christmas Dinner

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Nutcracker Christmas DinnerNearly 200 people braved the weather on Friday night to attend The Nutcracker Christmas Dinner. The Harvey Nichols champagne reception soon got everyone in the party spirit and the guests were completely enthralled by the magical performance of The Nutcracker.


Northern Ballet Family Workshop

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Northern Ballet’s Director of Communications gives us the low down on the Festive Family Workshop


£10 Nutcracker tickets due to school closures

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£10 tickets for the matinee performance of The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre available now.

Due to poor weather conditions a number of schools have cancelled their plans to attend todays 2pm performance of The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre. If you are in Leeds or can travel in safely we are selling tickets at £10 for best available seats for this afternoons matinee performance only. Please phone the Leeds Grand Theatre box office to book your tickets on 0844 848 2701 and quote 'Snow'. This offer is not available to book on-line.

The Nutcracker performances on as planned

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We can confirm that all performances of The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre are going ahead as planned.

Please travel to the theatre safely and keep warm.

News from Nowhere, My Arm - Cancelled

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The Tim Crouch performance tonight at the studio theatre at Quarry Hill has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

The production will be returning next season so you can hold on to your tickets for then (dates will be announced later) or, if you prefer, we will refund the price of the ticket.

Please call 0113 220 8000 for further details.

Northern Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre is going ahead as scheduled.


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